Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Conjurer's-nut
Nestronia umbellula
Family: Santalaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

P
Habitat:
Rocky subxeric mesophytic forest.

Species Description:
Perennial shrub.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early May to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This is a colonial glabrous (neither hairs or glands) shrub that is 0.5-1.5 m tall. Leaves are opposite, generally lance-ovate in shape, acute to acuminate tip and glacous underneath. Sexual reproduction seems to be rare but when present are greenish axillary flowers. It is found in dry woods.

Management:
Timber removal would likely be detrimental.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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